See A Movie This Easter Weekend

By Chris Narloch

There are a couple new movies in local theaters this weekend that are perfectly timed for the holiday. Aretha Franklin’s roof-raising gospel documentary “Amazing Grace” just opened at Sacramento’s Tower Theatre, and Chrissy Metz stars as a mother whose son falls in to an icy lake in the fact-based and faith-based drama “Breakthrough,” which is in wide release.

I haven’t seen the Chrissy Metz movie, and I already recommended the film with Franklin in Outword’s current print edition. So here are reviews of three other family-friendly films you can see this weekend – or whenever – and two titles for adults only that I personally feel everyone should avoid.

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“The Jungle” Will Blow Your Mind

By Chris Narloch

If you are a fan of edgy, thought-provoking theater, I recommend driving over to San Francisco as soon as possible so you do not miss “The Jungle,” one of the most unique theatrical productions of this or any year.

Sacramento hasn’t yet seen much immersive theater –which is all the rage in New York City these days – but “The Jungle” brings this phenomenon to the West Coast in a big way.

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The River City Chronicles by J. Scott Coatsworth - The Final Chapters

Sacramento author J. Scott Coatsworth has written and published a number of short stories, novellas and full-length novels, but “The River City Chronicles” holds a special place in his little writer heart. In many ways, it is a love letter to Sacramento, one that we wanted to share with Outword’s readers. To do that we have uploaded the next installment of chapters of the book here, for you to read online.

Previously in the River City: Diego returned home with Gio, and got the boy settled in his new room. Then Marco proposed to him again, and he said yes. The guys went to their lawyer to see if Diego's old marriage could be annulled now that Luna was gone.

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Our Annual Homes and Gardens 2019 Special Edition is Out Now!622

This special issue has traditionally been one of our favorite issues, both for us to produce and for our readers to read. We try to fill it with fun, but informational, articles about things you can do, buy or try in and around your home. This year’s Homes and Gardens issue has all that, and more!


Read more: Our Annual Homes and Gardens 2019 Special Edition is Out Now!


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Who doesn’t like a beautiful, and delicious, cake or pastry? That’s what we thought. So we sat down with Master Baker, Charles Laurent and asked him to share thoughts about his life, baking and more. Check out the interview on page 10.

Read more: Outword's March 28, 2019 Issue is Out Now!


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